There has been a sharp rise in the demand for illegal arms in India, largely due to two reasons; price and availability. It takes about 4 hours to put a katta (country made rifles or pistols) together and no special skills are required. It is the best way to carry out individual crimes as these firearms are hard to track back to the criminal.
The business of supplying illegal weapons is thriving in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. Late last year, India Today covered how the business is protected from officials and carried on.
ScoopWhoop Talkies went to the villages where these arms are made and met both people who supply and people who buy them. This video exposes how easy it is to procure a gun here and the reasons behind its procurement.